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Perfect Weather For Salina Autumnfest

Todd Pittenger - September 28, 2013 8:15 pm

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It was a perfect Autumn Saturday for Salina Autumnfest events. After a hot Friday with temperatures in the lower 90s, and overnight cold front cooled off things for Saturday.

Autumnfest featured a full day of events.

The day began with the Smoky Hill Museum Street Fair Parade down Santa Fe. A large crowd gathered along the route. The parade featured bands, dancers, businesses, military, and even circus acts.   

Following the parade, many of those who watched headed over to the Smoky Hill Museum for the street fair.  The street fair was a free day of celebration with music, games, crafts and activities, historic demonstrators, food vendors, and of course tours of the museum.

Salina Autumnfest also included events in Oakdale Park. In the park there was a car show, barbcue competition, and a beer garden.

The Salina AMBUCS hosted an Oktoberfest beer garden, in conjunction with a German car show. The car show featured classic and current German vehicles, including rare and not so rare cars, vans, and even motorcycles. 

At the same time, the Smokin’ on the Smoky BBQ competition filled the air in th park with tantilizing aromas. The event was organized by local and area firfighters and EMTs.

Autumnfest events also included the Chris Botti concert at the Salina Stiefel Theatre Saturday evening.

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